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Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Electric Brain Stimulation Helps Rats With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk

The discovery could hold promise for paralyzed patients.<p>Stimulating a set of neurons deep in the brain has allowed rats with severe spinal cord injuries to walk almost normally again, a group of Swiss researchers reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> this week. The rats were not completely …

US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour for soldiers

<b>The US Army is working to develop "revolutionary" smart armour that would give its troops "superhuman strength".</b><p>It is calling on the technology industry, government labs and academia to help build the Iron Man-style suit.<p>Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large loads much further have …

Prosthetic hand paired with brain stimulation gives monkey an artificial sense of touch

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: PNAS, 2013<p>Each year prosthetic limbs become more incredible, whether they allow a wearer to run at Olympic speeds or …

The Future of Prosthetics Could Be This Brain-Controlled Bionic Leg

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>This bionic leg can be controlled through …

Teeny Tiny Pacemaker Fits Inside the Heart

A tiny pacemaker that doesn't need wires to stimulate the heart has been approved for sale in the European Union. It's the world's first wireless …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Ion<p>In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about …

Microprocessor lends prosthetic legs a more natural gait

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Michigan Technological University<p>Building a robotic leg that’s ready for the real world is more complicated than …

Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years

Robots armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank missiles and even grenade launchers are marching, er, rolling ever closer to the battlefield now that …

The Future of Wearable Technology: Smaller, Cheaper, Faster, and Truly Personal Computing

For the past few years, industry pundits have been predicting the death of the personal computer. I look at it a bit differently—the personal computer is not dying, but is becoming even more personal. It is now something you’re going to wear—in your clothing, jewelry, shoes, glasses, watches, and …